“Get on the Offensive” Says Rhode Island Furrier Dino Quaglietta

“Get on the Offensive” Says Rhode Island Furrier Dino Quaglietta

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The proposed fur ban in Rhode Island has been defeated. The bill, HB7361/SB246, which, if passed, would have banned the…
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How Our Views on Animal Use Form, and Why They Are Hard to Change

How Our Views on Animal Use Form, and Why They Are Hard to Change

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In his 2012 book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, social and cultural psychologist…
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It’s Not Wearing Fur that’s “Immoral”. It’s Israel’s Proposed Fur Ban

It’s Not Wearing Fur that’s “Immoral”. It’s Israel’s Proposed Fur Ban

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The Israeli Government recently announced that permits for the importation, fabrication or sale of fur will no longer be issued,…
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New Priorities? Fur in a Time of Coronavirus

New Priorities? Fur in a Time of Coronavirus

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Your idea of what makes a current event important may differ from mine, but occasionally a story comes along that…
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There’s No Justification for Banning the Sale of Fur

There’s No Justification for Banning the Sale of Fur

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The following essay appeared recently in the Toronto Star (Canada’s largest circulation newspaper), as the pro-fur side of a debate…
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Fur Industry Sues San Francisco

Fur Industry Sues San Francisco

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City’s Fur Ban an “Unconstitutional Attack on Consumer Rights” The International Fur Federation (IFF) has launched litigation to prevent San…
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Fur Ban Proposals Are Based on a Dangerous Fiction

Fur Ban Proposals Are Based on a Dangerous Fiction

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Recent proposals to ban the sale of fur in several US cities and states are based on a fiction –…
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The Truth About Fashion Part 1: Going to the Source

The Truth About Fashion Part 1: Going to the Source

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The most important rule for fashion brands is to stay relevant, so it comes as no surprise that fashion brands…
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6 Reasons Why Banning Fur Sales Is a Very Bad Idea

6 Reasons Why Banning Fur Sales Is a Very Bad Idea

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Recent proposals by Los Angeles, San Francisco, and now New York city councilors to ban fur sales should not only…
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Media Coverage of Fur Debate Short on Facts, Serious Analysis

Media Coverage of Fur Debate Short on Facts, Serious Analysis

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One of the most frustrating aspects of the current fur debate is the lack of any real facts or serious…
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The Ethics of Killing Animals: There Is No One Answer

The Ethics of Killing Animals: There Is No One Answer

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There is a saying that the only things we all have in common are birth, death, and taxes. If there…
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Reflections on the Morality of Using Fur, Inspired by Handel’s Messiah

Reflections on the Morality of Using Fur, Inspired by Handel’s Messiah

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Animal-rights activists argue that we are not morally justified to kill animals for any purpose, and certainly not for products…
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